Devshop to close its doors at the end of April

Devshop, an Ottawa-based project management tool for developers will be shutting down at the end of April 2010.

In a farewell message posted on the company's site, found Craig Fitzpatrick notes lack of funding to grow as the reason for the closure.

"Timing is everything as they say, and without the ability to properly fund the company through its next stage of growth, the time has run out," wrote Fitzpatrick.

Devshop has been running for the past five years, but may live on. In a posting on his personal blog, Fitzpatrick expressed his interested in releasing the source code as an open-source project.

As well as running Devshop, Fitzpatrick is also vice-president of products for social media metrics app SWIX.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Devshop is a hosted project management application specifically designed for planning software projects. Not planning weddings, or building roads - just software. You’ll love its super slick interface, with all the richness of a desktop tool and all of the “run anywhere” reach of the Web. And let’s not forget the fact that it learns about you and your team over time to help you create more... more

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Robert Janelle

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Robert Janelle is a freelance technology journalist living in the National Capital Region. He's spent time covering the Ottawa start-up scene as a columnist and feature writer with his work in National Capital Scan, The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Sun, Kingston Whig-Standard and The Escapist. He also suffers from a mild addiction to video games. more

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